NCI Blog

Follow Us From Darkness into Light on 8th May to Support Pieta

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 12 April 2021
NCI is supporting ‘Darkness into Light’ which will take place virtually at Sunrise on Saturday 8th May
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How To Get Your Head Around Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

Posted by Teresa Murray on 01 April 2021
A lot of us have some idea of Artificial Intelligence (AI) - or at least think we do - if only from the movies. At its most sophisticated, we might think of the replicants in Blade Runner (with a bit of bioengineering thrown in), while considering Ex Machina or Chappie as more likely to become Science Fact within our lifetimes. However, often robots, even humanoid ones, don’t have Artificial Intelligence, they cannot read their surroundings and respond to them, but only perform a single pre-programmed task. These machines help us *do* things more quickly or carry out repetitive physical processes; AI helps us *think* more quickly, sorting through vast amounts of information.
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Breaking Barriers: Laura’s Path to Tech Leadership

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 26 March 2021
When NCI graduate Laura Buckley selected the BSc (Honours) in Technology Management as her top choice on her CAO form, she didn’t know which aspect of the course she would enjoy more; business or technology. Her talent for the business and IT management subjects soon became evident and, equipped with a solid foundation in computing and a focus on business management, Laura set her sights on becoming a leader in the technological/agile project space.
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How To Get Your Head Around Blockchain

Posted by Teresa Murray on 15 March 2021
A quick search at time of writing this blog post displayed 240 Blockchain roles currently recruiting in Ireland through LinkedIn alone. Even if you are not currently job-searching, you will have come across the word in news reports and articles about everything from Brexit to cybersecurity to cryptocurrency. This is your speedy guide to understanding what people are talking about when they mention ‘Blockchain’.
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A Year Off-Campus - Looking Back

Posted by Crowdsourced from NCI Students on 10 March 2021
A message from NCI President, Gina Quin March 2020 was all about future plans. The College was covered with flyers and balloons and it was impossible to walk through the Atrium without being surrounded by candidates for election to the students’ union canvassing for your vote. Noticeboards also advertised all the fun due to take place during rag week, to commence on March 23rd, and tickets for the Clubs & Socs Awards on March 28th; competing for space were posters about the latest in the series of careers’ events.
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5 NCI Women to Celebrate this International Women’s Day

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 08 March 2021
International Women’s Day is celebrated around the world today, Monday 8th March. It’s a day to celebrate women’s achievements, to raise awareness of gender bias and to work together towards a gender equal world. The 2021 theme “Choose to Challenge” brings these aims together by asking us to raise our hands high to show our support and commitment to calling out inequality to help create an inclusive world.
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How to Get the Most from Your Online Classes

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 26 February 2021
As NCI students moved to online classes almost one year ago, it’s time to check in to see if you’re engaging with the learning material, seeking support and advice when you need it and motivated to study independently.
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Meet NCI's New International Student Ambassadors 🌎

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 10 February 2021
Say hello to our new International Student Ambassadors; Gantsetseg, Arnauv, Anjuli, Mario, Bindhu and Rohan! The group will be sharing their stories, their top advice, and their experience of studying in Ireland as an international student over the coming months. 
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Can Data Analytics Play an Important Role in HR at TikTok?

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 05 February 2021
Human resource management, data analytics, economics and TikTok… John Geraghty, HR Business Partner at TikTok, explains how these areas come together in his current role. Drawing from his undergraduate degree, his interest in data and economics has kept him grounded and ensured that he has always based his decisions on facts and tangible metrics. Studying the MA in Human Resource Management at NCI was a real lightbulb moment for John; he was certain that this was the field he wanted to pursue a career in. Starting off in recruitment, he soon moved into HR roles in technology companies where he developed an understanding of the impact of employee insights on business success. This sparked a desire to develop analytical skills to make decisions that would drive business growth, leading him to study the Higher Diploma in Science in Data Analytics at NCI.
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Key Takeaways from our 'CAO to College to Career' Online Event

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 25 January 2021
The team at National College of Ireland recently hosted an online event ‘From CAO to College to Career’ for Leaving Certificate students, their parents, and Guidance Counsellors. The event was designed to be a guide to understanding the connection between industry and third-level institutes, with the discussion focusing on the journey from first year in college through to the first day in a new career.
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